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Marie
Marie J. is a businesswoman who makes a living selling provisions and other cooking items at the central market in her town, which is named Bo. She has been in this line of work for 20 years, while her husband makes a living as a tailor. They have eight children. Marie is applying for a loan to buy supplies in bulk from a wholesaler. She has an outstanding credit history and is a member of a loan group. She will use the increased income made possible by this loan to pay for the schooling of her children and complete work on her new store.

Additional Information

About the Association or Rural Development

The Association for Rural Development (ARD) is one of the leading microfinance institutions in Sierra Leone. Established in 1989, ARD has offered individual and group loans to support small-scale businesses across the country for two decades. You can learn more about ARD on its partner profile page, support the organization and its staff by joining the ARD lending team, or lend to another one of its borrowers currently raising funds on Kiva.

About Sierra Leone

  • $903
    Average annual income
  • 19
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,015,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 3,887.5
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $775 helped Marie to buy more items to sell to her customers.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Feb 17, 2010
Listed
Feb 24, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Sep 15, 2010